Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Tampa Bay Federal, Local Government Agencies to Observe 50th Anniversary of 1964 Civil Rights Act

Press Release
June 30, 2014

Landmark Legislation Still Holds Significance for Millions of Americans

TAMPA, Fla. - Several government agencies will join forces on July 2 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson's signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today. The landmark legislation, which outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, and national origin, was envisioned and drafted by President John F. Kennedy in 1963 and was enacted in 1964 following his assassination.

Full Story: http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/6-30-14a.cfm

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